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Cathy, I concur with Cathi @ Titleist. I have used Bushnell for years and they are reliable, but today, vitually all of the brands are very good. I suggest you get one that uses a standard 9 volt battery as they last longest. If you are interested in a GPS range finder, I endorse the Golf Buddy Platinum as it provides a true overhead satellite view of the hole and, it knows where you are playing automatically, world-wide. It's really great if you play a lot of different courses.
I use a Bushnell Pro 1300 Slope Rangefinder during practice rounds before a competition, then during competition if rangefinders are allowed in competition I use a Skycaddie or Nikon's non-slope rangefinder....
May seem like a lot of technology but it makes a difference! If you do not play in competition's then I would use a rangefinder with slope all the time! It is an amazing tool!
I second this post. My father has used the Bushnell for over a year now. It's right on point and simple to use. I have borrowed it a few times and it has never disappointed. Just need to make sure to double check the yardage a couple times.
Bushnell 1600 or the V2. You can't go wrong with either. I would stay away from GPS units. To many variables with those.
bushnells are good but id just get a gps
Depending on whether you want to be purist or not. They are not allowed during tournaments and they can be very pricey. That said, I did use one for a while to see if my yardage estimates were on target. My son-in-law now has mine and I use my eyes to judge distance and am finding that to be more self-fulling.
They are allowed in tournaments.. You just cannot use the Slope versions, If you have one you can turn the Slope off I believe.
But Lasers and GPS are Legal.